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Broadband Technologies Receives State-of-the-Art Donation

(6/25/2015): RICE LAKE - WITC-Rice Lake’s broadband technologies program received a generous donation from Corning, one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. Valued at over $1500, the OptiSnap fiber optic connector kit for field installs was donated to WITC-Rice Lake’s broadband technologies program. The OptiSnap is the newest technique to use in the rapidly evolving broadband industry. Corning demonstrated the product at a campus visit on the last day of spring classes.

The broadband technologies program provides training for occupations in four distinct areas of the telecommunications industry: telephone, cable TV, computer information systems and wireless communications. Students will be trained on the installation and maintenance of business and residential electronic equipment such as coaxial, twisted pair and fiber optic cable systems and on wireless technologies. Students will develop hands-on skills, computer skills and interpersonal relations skills. Learn more about this program at

Ranked fourth best two-year college in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine, WITC serves the educational and career needs of more than 25,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, WITC offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. WITC is a member of Wisconsin Technical College System and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information, call 800.243.WITC or visit WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator.